Dressing Gowns

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Rayon boudoir dressing gown by Diana Leslie for Tyger Tyger.

Dressing gowns should be comfortable, glamorous and practical. Here we show you what you might wear if you want to potter about the house in style, from towelling to satin, the pick of the bunch.

Modeled by Anjelica Huston.

Photographed by Steve Hiett.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971

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Red and white flower print rayon dressing gown by Karencraig.

L-R Beardsley print slinky dressing gown by Georgina Linhart; Red voluminous nightie and peignoir by Biba; White and black kimono by Jasper.

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Dark brown panne velvet dressing gown by Georgina Linhart.

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Lilac and burgundy towelling zip up dressing gown by James Drew.

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Liberty Veruna wool checked wrap dressing gown from Liberty.

Vintage Adverts: The Cream of Miss Selfridge

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Ossie Clark (model on the right is a young Anjelica Huston)

Once upon a time, Miss Selfridge used to stock clothes by the likes of Ossie Clark, Thea Porter and Gina Fratini… If only t’were still the case!

The Ossie advert is scanned from Cosmopolitan, May 1972, the Thea Porter and Gina Fratini ones are from April 1972.

Thea Porter

Gina Fratini

Pencil them in, pencil them thin

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Sadly, I have no choice. I was not blessed with luxuriant, Audrey Hepburn-style eyebrows. Mine have always been sparse, so I have to choose my eyebrow heroines with this in mind. I rarely go to such extremes as shown here, but I do have to tame the few stragglers and pencil them in a bit. It’s a bit strange to have such thick dark hair on your head, then have the eyebrows of a mousey-person. Sigh.